After seeing the Nokia Lumia 900 leak left and right, CEO Stephen Elop finally made the handset nice and official today at CES. Heading to AT&T with 4G LTE connectivity, the Lumia 900's packing 4.3-inch 800x480 AMOLED ClearBlack display, 1.4GHz processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics (F2.2 aperture) and a second 1-megapixel camera (F2.4 lens) around front. Also under the hood is 512MB RAM, 16GB storage, an 1,830mAh battery and support for 21Mbps HSPA+ if you don't live in an LTE area. The Lumia 900 is made of the same polycarbonate material as the Lumia 800 and will be available "in the coming months" in both black and cyan.
On the software side of things, Nokia will be loading the Lumia 900 up with its Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps applications as well as an ESPN sports hub. Nokia customers will also have a 90-day exclusive on the new CNN app for Windows Phone when it launches in the next month. Finally, Nokia said that it's working with EA to bring "20 of the world's most popular games" to the Windows Phone Marketplace, landing first on its Lumia devices.
There you are, folks. It may have taken longer than some Windows Phone fans would've liked, but Nokia's new flagship Windows Phone is now officially official, and so far the response to the Lumia 900 seems to be pretty positive. We'll have to wait a little while longer to find out just when the new member of the Lumia family will be going on sale and how much it'll cost when it does, but the handset could well become one of the more lusted-after Windows Phones in the U.S. when it launches. Here's to hoping that we eventually see the Lumia 900 spread to other carriers after AT&T's exclusivity period is up. Interested in digesting even more Lumia 900 details? Check out a quick video introduction to the device down below.
Nokia and AT&T introduce the new Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T's 4G LTE network
First Nokia smartphone designed specifically for the US features LTE, large display and exclusive applications
Las Vegas, US - Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nokia and AT&T announced the Nokia Lumia 900, the first of Nokia's Windows® Phone-based range to feature high-speed LTE* connectivity. With Nokia's largest display, the Nokia Lumia 900 delivers a rich content experience from a phone that still fits easily in your hand.
Coming exclusively to AT&T in the coming months in cyan and matte black, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack Display for rich, bright images both indoors and out, faster connection speeds based on cutting-edge 4G LTE technology, and a long-lasting 1830 mAH battery for enjoying content all day.
The primary camera includes Nokia's exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, with large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm) for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions. In addition, the Nokia Lumia 900 includes a front-facing camera boasting a large aperture and a wide angle lens that ensures sharp, bright images for high-quality video calling, right out of the box
Nokia's third Lumia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900 builds on Lumia's head-turning design on the outside and a rich social and Internet experience on the inside. People Hub is the quickest way to connect with friends with Live Tiles for real-time updates and a fast Web browsing experience with Internet Explorer Mobile.
"The introduction of the Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T is another significant milestone in the ongoing rollout of Nokia's global smartphone strategy," said Chris Weber, president of Nokia Americas. "The Nokia Lumia 900 is designed specifically with the US in mind and the announcement of this collaboration with AT&T, in addition to other recent announcements, signifies a new dawn for Nokia in the US."
The Nokia Lumia 900 benefits from a range of leading content experiences:
- The AT&T U-verse Mobile** app lets U-verse TV subscribers browse the U-verse TV program guide, schedule and manage their DVR recordings, and watch hit TV shows while on the go. The U-verse Mobile library includes more than 100 TV series and more than 700 TV shows from a variety of genres.
- Nokia Drive, available to download from Windows Phone Marketplace, provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation with a dedicated in-car user interface that turns the Nokia Lumia 900 into a GPS navigation device.
- The exclusive ESPN sports hub is pre-loaded on Nokia Lumia smartphones, and provides a one-stop sports application for news, videos and scores.
- The CNN App for Windows Phones provides the latest news and video from CNN's reporting around the globe and direct access to iReport, CNN's participatory news community. Launching globally for free in the next month, the CNN App will be exclusive to Nokia users for 90 days.
- The Univision App will be exclusive to Nokia Lumia users in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for 18 months, delivering unique and exclusive Spanish-language content experiences, including Univision entertainment, sports and soccer coverage, plus news, cooking and local content for different U.S. markets - all in one App.
- A partnership with EA to bring over 20 of the world's most popular games to the Windows Phone marketplace, coming first to Nokia Lumia devices.
"Nokia and AT&T worked hand in hand to bring the Nokia Lumia 900 to market. Our powerful 4G network really amplifies the benefits of the Nokia Lumia 900. Sharing high quality images and videos with its integrated social networking functions is faster than ever; content from U-verse Mobile is more enjoyable on the crisp 4.3-inch screen, and with its huge battery people can do more without worrying about recharging," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices for AT&T. "Together, we are working to supercharge the ecosystem around the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Windows Phone platform."
*Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
**U-Verse Mobile: Access to select content requires qualifying U-verse TV plan or monthly subscription fee, and WiFi connection and/or cellular data connection. Available content may vary by device and/or U-verse TV subscription and is subject to change. Data charges may apply.
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